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Earth Day 2021

Posted: April 19, 2021
By: Melissa Hilt, Community Engagement Librarian

On April 22, we will celebrate the 51st Earth Day! With our ever-growing population, it’s more important than ever to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle whenever possible.  The library has partnered with SCARCE to collect used crayons and bread tags for recycling during the month of April. Please drop off your used crayons and bread tags in the

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GOAT Authors

Posted: April 13, 2021
By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

You know how people talk about whether athletes are GOAT (Greatest Of All Time)? I wonder if this can apply to authors. Authors like Beverly Cleary, who delighted readers for decades with over 91 million copies sold around the world. She’s well known for stories like the Ramona series and The Mouse and the Motorcycle. Beverly

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I’m New Here!

Posted: March 30, 2021
By: Sophie Kenney, Youth Department Assistant Director

Hi, I’m Sophie. I’m so excited to be a part of the Glen Ellyn Public Library team as Youth Department Assistant Director! As a resident of Glen Ellyn, I have always been grateful for the library’s resources, expansive services, and top-notch programming. This past year, my family relied on the library to help us during

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Got Chess?

Posted: March 23, 2021
By: Kelli Rolston, Youth Associate

“Every chess master was once a beginner.” – Irving Chernev  Has your family jumped on the chess craze? Ever since the Netflix show “The Queen’s Gambit” first aired last fall, the game of chess has seen a resurgence in popularity among people of all ages and backgrounds. With a rich history spanning more than 1,500 years, chess is a universal

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Learning Through Music at the Library

Posted: March 16, 2021
By: Jacquei Hyde-Young, Youth Associate

I’m currently taking a music appreciation class at College of DuPage, and our last discussion board post was about how musicians create some “music to teach people what to believe or how to think about or remember certain stories or events”. Consider how much one can learn from a song. From the ABCs to the

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Library Resources for Spring Break

Posted: March 9, 2021
By: Christina Keasler, Youth Department Director

Spring break is fast approaching! While this may be something that kids count down to, parents have a variety of feelings about it. Personally, I am excited to get some extra time with my school-aged child, as well as a break from Zoom tutoring and homework. I’m also already wondering, “What am I going to

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Raising a Reader

Posted: March 2, 2021
By: Cathy Mori, Youth Librarian

March is National Reading Month, but really, any time is a good time to read. And with today being Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Day, it is the perfect time to begin some family habits to create lifelong readers out of your children. When I was learning to read, my mother subscribed to the Weekly Reader Book Club. Every so often, a

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Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales

Posted: February 23, 2021
By: Kate Easley, Homeschool Librarian

The other day, I walked into my son’s room to see him reading a book titled The Donner Dinner Party. I laughed out loud at the absurdity of this title, and then took a closer look to make sure it was something I was okay with my 4th grader reading. This book is part of

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Bust Boredom with Board Games

Posted: February 16, 2021
By: Christina Keasler, Youth Department Director

Winter is always tough with cabin fever and kids’ pent up energy. Add in the fact that many children now get more screen time than parents prefer, and you have a perfect disaster of both adults and kids going crazy at home. The pandemic has allowed us to spend more time as a family, but

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The Rebecca Caudill Journey

Posted: February 9, 2021
By: Tom Malinowski, Middle School Librarian

Last year, Youth Department Director Christina Keasler and I received news that we were chosen to be evaluators for the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award. Huzzah! Here’s the committee in a nutshell: A rotating committee of between seventy and eighty members meets annually in late January or early February to create the list of

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